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Daniel Hayhurst

Daniel Hayhurst


0151 600 3155
07801 285 045

Daniel is a Partner in our corporate team.

An experienced corporate lawyer, he specialises in private equity and venture capital matters as well as merger and acquisition transactions. 

He is also a member of our manufacturing and supply chain and technology sector teams.

Daniel handles corporate transactions and corporate finance issues such as mergers, acquisitions, MBOs, MBIs, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, reorganisations, company start-ups and shareholders’ agreements. He is particularly experienced in advising on venture capital and private equity investments into start-up and scale-up businesses and is a core member of our Technology Funding Team.

He acts for a range of clients including entrepreneurs, corporate clients and private equity houses.

Daniel has a strong background in transactional work including advising on private equity-backed buyouts, development capital investments and high profile disposals.

He has advised on the MBI of Process Control Services UK, backed by Panoramic Growth Equity; acted for management on an investment by Waterland Private Equity into Gas Tag and advised the shareholders of Tourism Media Group on the sale of the company to US acquirer, Simpleview. He also acted for EdTech business Bibliu on their £7.5m Series A funding round and for BGF on their exit from e-discovery business provider Anexsys.

Daniel’s clients include BGF, Mercia Asset Management PLC, Maven Capital Partners LLP, Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF), Monva and Acai Activeware.

Daniel joined us in 2013 and is based in our Liverpool office.

I have worked with Daniel Hayhurst on a number of VC/PE transactions in the last five years with a particular emphasis on early stage and growth capital deals. He has also provided advice on our own corporate structure and reorganisations. Daniel has the knack of providing high-quality advice that combines a strong commercial awareness of the underlying transaction with excellent and succinct drafting. He is always readily available and responds rapidly to all communication. Documentation is always delivered within agreed timeframes... and fees (which are extremely reasonable). I have no hesitation in recommending Daniel.

Senior Partner, 350 Investment Partners

It was a pleasure working with Daniel Hayhurst, Olayanju Phillips and the team at Brabners on the Series A equity investment by Puma Investments into Bikmo. We are very pleased with the quality of advice, in-depth knowledge and responsiveness demonstrated by the corporate team, who advised us on and negotiated the transaction documents throughout the deal and managed the process from start to finish. Their assistance was invaluable in bringing the funding round to a successful close.

CFO, Bikmo

I have worked with Andrew O’Mahony and Daniel Hayhurst over several years and regard them both as trusted advisers. The last matter they assisted me with was complex and required a rapid resolution. We sent across a raft of information and having conducted an initial review, between us we were quickly able to highlight the key commercial issues in a face to face meeting. I was a very satisfied client.

Managing Director, Regional Venture Funds, Mercia Asset Management plc

Andrew O’Mahony and Daniel Hayhurst were fantastic all the way through the process. It was great to have them in our corner.

Seller, Class Delta Limited

We were delighted with the work of Brabners’ team. Mark Rathbone and Daniel Hayhurst were excellent, really easy to work with. We couldn’t have been in better hands.

CEO, Gas Tag

I was totally satisfied and extremely pleased with the way Brabners handled the very complex sale of our business. Throughout the process Mark Rathbone, Daniel Hayhurst and Ross Shine were excellent at keeping us informed of all aspects of the negotiations. Where necessary they gave us timely, reliable and comprehensible advice. They inspired total confidence at all times and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to handle any corporate transactions.

Owner, Linthwaite Hotel